Wellbeing, policy and social investment: What do we know about measuring human welfare and how can this be used to inform policy? - Superu seminar - Wellington - 31 Mar 2017

When: Friday 31 March 2017, 10-11.30am.

Where: Matiu room, Wharewaka Function Centre, Taranaki Wharf, Odlins Square, Wellington.

Organised by Superu.

Free. Spaces limited. Register by 28 March 2017. Register now

Superu will also live-stream the seminar on Superu’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SuperuNZ/

Presenter: Conal Smith, former senior economist at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and in managerial and senior policy roles in a range of government agencies.

The ultimate goal of government policy is always grounded in the wellbeing of citizens. However, in practical terms, most public policy has traditionally been made with much more immediate and pragmatic goals in mind. This reflects the difficulties in defining wellbeing, and scepticism as to whether it is even conceptually possible to measure wellbeing.

This presentation covers recent developments in wellbeing economics and the study of wellbeing more widely.

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